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Have you recently been on an education trip or attended a lunch time session that was sponsored by a commercial company? Did you declare it to your organisation?
It is not always acknowledged that the levels of acuity and dependency of people being cared for at home means district and community nursing teams work 24/7.
While most people will be taking an extended break from work, nurses around the country will be delivering care to the one in four of the population with a long-term condition.
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A passion for nursing has shaped the last three decades of Susan Nightingale’s life
Rheumatoid arthritis nurse Alison Kent talks about what inspires her in nursing
Liz Charalambous reflects on some of the challenges that await new recruits to the nursing profession, including top-down and inflexible management
'Work away from the bedside matters too'Subscription
There has been much discussion and indeed criticism of how much time nurses waste in form filling and with time-consuming documentation. Undoubtedly some of this time is unnecessary and some of the forms are just filed in a big black hole.
Something happened that has left me deep in thought about my future career as a nurse.
Last month our special inquiry into discharge processes was published, revealing that thousands of vulnerable people are at risk because of premature, delayed or unsafe discharges.
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Irene Hall reflects on her 50 years in the NHS and what has changed during that time